2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.43

Infection following a procedure, organ and space surgical site

    2019 - New Code 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T81.43 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Infection fol a procedure, organ and space surgical site
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T81.43 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T81.43 - other international versions of ICD-10 T81.43 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Intra-abdominal abscess following a procedure
  • Subphrenic abscess following a procedure
The following code(s) above T81.43 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T81.43:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T80-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • T81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81

    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified
  • T81.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.4

    Infection following a procedure

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wound abscess following a procedure
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify infection
    Infection following a procedure
Code History
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): New code
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T81.43:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • intra-abdominal K65.1
      - see also Abscess, peritoneum
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K65.1

      Peritoneal abscess

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abdominopelvic abscess
      • Abscess (of) omentum
      • Abscess (of) peritoneum
      • Mesenteric abscess
      • Retrocecal abscess
      • Subdiaphragmatic abscess
      • Subhepatic abscess
      • Subphrenic abscess
    • subphrenic K65.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K65.1

      Peritoneal abscess

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abdominopelvic abscess
      • Abscess (of) omentum
      • Abscess (of) peritoneum
      • Mesenteric abscess
      • Retrocecal abscess
      • Subdiaphragmatic abscess
      • Subhepatic abscess
      • Subphrenic abscess
      • postoperative T81.43
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • postoperative wound T81.49
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.49

      Infection following a procedure, other surgical site

        2019 - New Code 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T81.43
T81.40XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.40XS …… sequela
T81.41 Infection following a procedure, superficial incisional surgical site
T81.41XA …… initial encounter
T81.41XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.41XS …… sequela
T81.42 Infection following a procedure, deep incisional surgical site
T81.42XA …… initial encounter
T81.42XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.42XS …… sequela
T81.43 Infection following a procedure, organ and space surgical site
T81.43XA …… initial encounter
T81.43XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.43XS …… sequela
T81.44 Sepsis following a procedure
T81.44XA …… initial encounter
T81.44XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.44XS …… sequela
T81.49 Infection following a procedure, other surgical site
T81.49XA …… initial encounter
T81.49XD …… subsequent encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.